wyde1340's Journey with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: 7 months ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: No

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    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung ...
    7 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Wasn't sure how to react...it was done over the phone. Later, when I told my phusband, parents and brothers, I broke down (no stopping the tears)).

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    Immunotherapy (Keytruda)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had severe itching/rash, food tasted awful, water tasted awful. I had to be removed from Keytruda because my bone Mets were increasing. I was only on Keytruda for 3 months.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Disregarding the fact that it really burns the whole time they're injecting, I had no side effects

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery was to place a rod in femur because I broke it just sitting on the couch

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    For the first week, all was fine. Starting the ,2nd week, I couldn't stop vomiting or diarreah. At this point, I called my nurse practitioner. They scheduled me for fluids/steroids and labs. Did the forb2 days and everything came back where it should be

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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